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Let Them Eat Kale: My Struggles with Overeating

I’d like to share some about my journey to a healthier me, but first I must tell you why I’m not already healthy. Comfort food and overeating are, unfortunately, the definition of “love” in my family. In American culture it’s common to see people not only eating more than the recommended serving size but binging…

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Silenced through Sexual Assault: Part 3

In parts 1 and 2 of this blog post, I shared the story of my preteen and early adulthood experiences with sexual assault and how I began to heal from both. In this post, I finish the story. On March 31st, 2017, it was brought to my attention that the man who assaulted me as…

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The First Mental Health Appointment: What to Expect and How to Calm the Nerves

It’s completely normal to feel nervous or scared before you see your first psychologist. It may even feel wrong in some ways, which is also normal. [1] Rest assured, though, the fact that you are taking or even considering this step is mighty impressive — so give yourself a firm pat on the back. Many…

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Surviving the Holidays in Recovery

While most people view the holidays as a joyful time, they (the holidays) can prove to be difficult for someone in recovery for substance abuse. The holidays lead to stress, expectations, bad memories, and shopping pressures, to name just a few of the potential negatives. If you’ve dealt with previous holidays by drinking or using…

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Are Rage Rooms Helpful? MindPath Care Centers Providers Weigh In

Last summer, a woman brought a wedding dress, cake, and decorations into the House of Purge in Charlotte, NC, where she and her friends smashed and destroyed all of it. This woman was a bride left at the altar, and had sought out this newly opened “rage room” to confront her anger and frustration over…

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Co-Occurring Disorders and Overcoming Addiction

A co-occurring disorder, also known as a dual diagnosis, is a mental disorder that combines with substance abuse to compound one’s symptoms and complicate treatment. Over half of all individuals suffering from drug addiction are also believed to have a co-occurring mental illness such as anxiety, depression, or an eating disorder. Conversely, over one third…

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Mental Health in the Military

As someone who has known more than a few soldiers from the military in my life, I can say with confidence that soldiers with mental health conditions are overlooked, and often struggle to get the care that they need. On top of this, there is a huge stigma that surrounds mental health, especially for military…

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LETTING GO

Fall is a wonderful time of the year. We leave the humidity, sunburns, and mosquitoes for crisp air, foliage, and all things pumpkin. The Fall is also a great time to focus on letting go. The trees are about to show us how beautiful it is to let things go, as the leaves transform into…

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What are Cognitive Distortions?

The term “cognitive distortions” can sound intense and scary, as if something is severely disturbed in your brain; but this is not the case at all. A cognitive distortion is simply a maladaptive way of thinking — that is, a way of thinking that doesn’t feel good or help you in any way. There are…

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